Lately, as I set up for my 5x5 deadlifts, I've been taking more and more time to get ready. Of course I need some time to psych myself up, but lot of this is fear of not completing the set. Usually I complete the set, so I know this is a psychological issue and not a physiological one.
On a related topic, I once benched heavy at home without a spotter and ended up smashing my face. As a result, I've since switched to dumbbell bench presses because I'm afraid of using the barbell.
Do you guys have fear issues, and if so how do you overcome them? Thanks in advance, even if you're just recommending I stop being a goddamn pussy.